British Airways has decided to stop flying over war-torn Iraq.
The decision came after America's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a Notice to Airmen (Notam) "restricting US operators from flying in the airspace above Iraq due to the hazardous situation created by the armed conflict".
Another UK carrier, Virgin Atlantic Airways, had already stopped flying over Iraq, while other airlines which are bypassing the troubled Middle East country include Air France and Dubai-based Emirates.
BA had been continuing to use Iraqi airspace in recent days while reviewing its position on a daily basis.
BA uses Iraq airspace to reach such destinations as Dubai and Doha in Oman.
British Airways has temporarily suspended all flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak.
The airline confirmed all its flights to and from the respective capitals of Freetown and Monrovia have been suspended until August 31 because of the "deteriorating public health situation" in both countries.
The safety of our customers, crew and ground teams is always our top priority and we will keep the route under constant review in the coming weeks.
Customers with tickets on those routes are being offered a range of options including a full refund and the ability to rebook their flights to a later date.
British Airways' boss said the airline will continue to fly over Iraq, despite other European firms diverting their planes amid heightened fears following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA's owners International Airlines Group, told the Financial Times (£) he considered the airspace safe.
"We fly over Iraq because we consider it safe - if we thought Iraq was unsafe we would not fly over Iraq," he said.
BA had decided not to fly over Ukraine prior to the MH17 crisis.
British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.
Lawyers representing 16 young girls and women who claim First Officer Simon Wood assaulted them said the airline bears responsibility because he carried out the alleged attacks while on stopovers.
An inquest is due to be held into the death of Wood, 54, who was struck by a train in August while awaiting a court appearance accused of indecently assaulting a young girl and making indecent images of children.
Law firm Leigh Day said Wood allegedly molested youngsters during stopovers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania while flying for British Airways. Some of their clients are aged just eight.
British Airways said it is not using Ukrainian air space with the exception of its daily service from London Heathrow to Kiev but will keep that service "under review" despite the crash site being hundreds of miles away from the capital.
An American dentist is suing British Airways after the airline sent him to Grenada rather than Granada.
Edward Gamson from North Bethesda, Maryland, was planning a quick stop off in the Spanish city ahead of a planned conference last September.
However, he ended up in the Caribbean and claims he didn't notice the error because his e-tickets did not mention the airport code or flight duration.
According to NBC News, Gamson says he asked the flight attendant twenty minutes into his journey from London why the flight was heading west, when he was told he was on his way to the West Indies.
BA offered him and his partner around £220 and 50,000 air miles. However, Gamson decided to sue, saying the cost of missed hotel, train and tour bookings had cost him more than $34,000 (£20,000).
The airline says it will not comment on the ongoing litigation, while the company's lawyers did not respond to NBC's calls for a response.
A flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger went into premature labour and gave birth on board.
The 30-year-old woman, who was 26 weeks into her pregnancy, was one of 296 passengers aboard the British Airways Boeing 777 which was flying from Nigeria to London.
The crew diverted to Palma in Majorca when the woman went into labour. BA crew helped medical staff based at the airport with the birth.
British Airways have refused to fly Yashika Bageerathi to Mauritius, the home affairs select committee heard today.
The A-level student is currently inside Yarl's Wood Removal Centre awaiting deportation, despite the campaign to enable her to stay to complete her exams.
British Airways and EasyJet are among airlines to cancel flights on Tuesday as French public service workers go on strike.
Affected BA flights are: BA304/307, BA324/329, BA332/333, BA2622/2623, BA348/349, BA486/487.
EasyJet customers can see which flights are affected here.
A British Airways plane had to turn back to Heathrow Airport after experiencing engine problems on take-off.
BA said the aircraft, an Airbus A319 bound for Lyon in France had "an engine surge" and landed safely at Heathrow following the incident at around 9pm last night.
A BA spokesman said, "A flight experienced what's known as an 'engine surge' as it took off from Heathrow, but it returned and touched down safely.
"We have also scheduled a larger aircraft to operate to Lyon to ensure we can get all our customers there as soon as possible. We can understand how frustrating the delay to their plans must be."